Just a quick post in case anyone else finds this useful; for a report I’ve created, I wanted to have SQL Server versions displayed in a nice, readable form, rather than the usual build number format (e.g. 11.0.3128.0).
So I found the very useful SQL Server Builds page (thanks to whoever maintains that), and proceeded to write a function which accepts the build number, and spits out a friendlier “version string”, down to the service pack and cumulative update level of resolution. (I didn’t need anything lower than that, but you could easily add it in yourself).
Here’s the file, feel free to download, use, hack to pieces, etc.